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  • Verizon, Redbox to Pull Plug on Video-Streaming Service

    Unable to make headway in competing against Netflix, Verizon Communications and Outerwall's Redbox unit said Saturday they will shut down their streaming-media joint venture early next week. Outerwall (then called Coinstar) and Verizon formed Redbox...
  • 'Star Wars' Toy Documentary Launches on Vimeo Under Exclusive Digital Pact

    A documentary film covering three decades of "Star Wars" toy culture, "Plastic Galaxy," is now available exclusively for digital rental and purchase from digital-video site Vimeo under a pact with Gravitas Ventures. The 67-minute film features interviews...
  • Paramount's international president, Anthony Marcoly, to leave company

    Paramount's international president, Anthony Marcoly, to leave company
    Anthony Marcoly, the president of Paramount Pictures' international arm, is leaving the company, the studio said on Friday.  Marcoly, who has held that job at Paramount Pictures International since 2011, is exiting as two executives take on top...
  • Verizon takes the lead in move to a la carte pay-TV pricing

    Verizon takes the lead in move to a la carte pay-TV pricing
    As more people abandon pricey cable and satellite services, the pay-TV industry may be finally waking up to the reality that if it wants to survive, it's going to have to give consumers what they desire. And that's a la carte programming —...
  • Viacom Grants Verizon Wireless Nationwide Rights for TV Service

    Verizon Communications and Viacom have reached a pact under which the programmer -- whose properties include MTV, Nickelodeon and Comedy Central -- has granted national rights to distribute Viacom content to Verizon Wireless customers. Neither company...
  • Viacom Blocks Suddenlink Broadband Customers from Online TV Shows

    Viacom, engaged in a contract dispute with Suddenlink Communications, is preventing the midsize cable operator's broadband customers from accessing its online properties -- a tactic the programmer has used in past carriage fights. As of midnight Tuesday,...
  • Suddenlink Launches Glenn Beck's TheBlaze After Removing Viacom Outlets

    TheBlaze, the news and opinion network founded by Glenn Beck, has launched on Suddenlink Communications, the nation's seventh-largest cable operator. TheBlaze will be universally available across Suddenlink's footprint on its expanded basic level of...
  • Discovery boosts its stake in Hub Network

    Discovery boosts its stake in Hub Network
    Discovery Communications has increased its ownership stake in a children's channel known as the Hub Network and plans to rebrand it as Discovery Family with hopes of appealing to a wider audience. The Burbank-based channel, launched four years ago,...
  • YouTube's Smosh Guys on Making Their First Movie: 'We Had to Learn How to Act'

    For YouTube stars Anthony Padilla and Ian Hecox -- proprietors of popular comedy channel Smosh -- embarking on a feature-length movie was worlds apart from their day jobs. The duo star in "The Smosh Movie," a madcap misadventure based on their YouTube...
  • Cablevision Sues Union, Fired Employee for Defamation

    Cablevision filed a defamation suit against Communications Workers of America, a union official and a fired employee, claiming that they have falsely accused the company of racist treatment. Jerome Thompson, a Cablevision technician, was fired on Aug....
  • Nickelodeon Selects Global Animated Shorts Finalists

    Nickelodeon has chosen the eight finalists to its second edition of the Global Animated Shorts Program, created to fast-track up-and-coming talent. Selected out of more than 600 submissions, Nickelodeon picked eight shorts spanning the UK, Spain, Italy,...